Ogilvy has appointed Rachel Caggiano as group managing director for its Washington, D.C. office. Caggiano comes to Ogilvy from fellow WPP firm VMLY&R, where she served as account managing director and WPP team leader for the PhRMA GoBoldly account, leading and managing communications experts from VMLY&R, Mediacom and Wunderman. She previously spent a decade as Ogilvy’s head of content for North America and a top leader in the network’s social practice. In her new role, Caggiano will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy's integrated business model for its client portfolio in Washington and will join Ogilvy’s US executive leadership team. Group managing director Tony Silva will continue to lead Ogilvy’s government practice in the US, which includes offices in D.C. and Sacramento.
Columbus, OH-based Inspire PR Group, has hired Marisa Long as executive vice president. Long comes to the agency from Washington D.C.-based global non-profit U.S. Green Building Council, where she served as vice president, PR and communications. Before that, she was a vice president at Quinn PR. In her new post, Long will guide agency operations and client management and broaden Inspire’s portfolio and services, including the growth of its corporate, sustainability and social impact practices. The agency has also promoted Diane Hurd and Hana Bieliauskas to vice president roles. Bieliauskas, who is based in Asheville, NC, will also lead the Inspire South office.
The Stevens Group has brought on Greg Sherry, president of Sherry Communications Consultants, as an affiliate associate. Before starting up SCC, Sherry served as executive vice president, marketing and communications at Kellen, and was managing director of the consumer marketing practice at G&S. Earlier in his career, he ran global communications for Spalding Sports Worldwide. The Stevens Group, which focuses on consulting and M&A services for companies in the marketing communications, digital and public relations industries.
D S Simon Media has promoted Mike Bako to vice president, content and media strategy. Bako has been with the agency since 2012, primarily leading the production of local TV interviews for clients through Satellite Media Tours. He was previously public relations manager and lead corporate communications trainer at Media Training Worldwide and has been sports editor at website The Daily National since 2011. In his new post, Bako’s remit will be to lead and grow the agency’s media and production staff.
North 6th Agency has promoted Jim Morris to chief financial officer. Morris has been N6A’s senior vice president of finance since joining the firm in 2017. Prior to joining N6A, Morris worked for JP Morgan Chase, where he rose to become executive director and CFO of the firm’s global wealth management and technology division. He has also held financial management positions with Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers. In his new role, Morris will retain his duties to oversee N6A’s accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting functions. He will also work alongside N6A President Al DiGuido on N6A’s M&A and strategic partnerships, where he will be responsible for financial strategy, data and analytics, diligence and risk assessment.